The Wider View March 2024

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Report urges industry to adopt new competence standards


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  1. BSR issues enforcement warning
  2. Higher-risk buildings Q&A
  3. Engineers make top five of most trusted professions
  4. Video: processing and maintaining HRBs under BSR
  5. Approved Document B: Mother of invention



This special Q&A article explains why the Building Safety Act 2022 in England was introduced, the changes in relation to dutyholders, and how the changes will impact the role of the new accountable persons.


Engineers make top five of most trusted professions, survey finds

The engineering profession has been rated as one of the top five most trusted professional groups in the latest Ipsos Veracity Index.

  • Nurses (88%)
  • Airplane pilots (87%)
  • Librarians (86%)
  • Engineers (85%)
  • Doctors (85%)

Interestingly, trust in the profession varies among different income groups and ages. 
Read our analysis of the stats here.


APs over duties’ failure

Principal Accountable Persons (PAPs) and Accountable Persons (APs) must ensure they have met their legal duties under the Building Safety Act 2022 or face enforcement action for non-compliance, the new Building Safety Regulator (BSR) has warned. Read the full story.



CABE’s Webinar Wednesdays series continued recently with an interesting session on the benefits of natural cement. If you missed it, we’ve provided an overview of what was discussed, as well as the chance to catch up on demand.

April’s webinar will give members an expert’s view of how to use technology to enable compliance. Register here.


CABE Built Environment Awards 2024 winners announced

Excellence and ingenuity were recognised at the recent CABE Awards – find out more about the winners here.



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